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The power game : how Washington works

Author: Hedrick Smith
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An analysis of how the American political system works, describes key players in action, and the new breed of winner with new sets of rules.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Hedrick.
Power game.
New York : Random House, ©1988
(OCoLC)575189606
Online version:
Smith, Hedrick.
Power game.
New York : Random House, ©1988
(OCoLC)607759455
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hedrick Smith
ISBN: 0394554477 9780394554471
OCLC Number: 15856426
Description: xxii, 793 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Presidency and the power afloat : our rotating prime ministers --
The power earthquake of 1974 : the impact of reform, money, and television --
The soft sides of power : visibility, credibility, and power surfing --
Porcupine power : the politics of being prickly --
The power loop : narrow access vs. widening the circle --
Life inside the beltway : the folkways of Washington --
Congress and the constant campaign : survival politics and the New Breed --
Pentagon games : the politics of pork and turf --
The new lobbying game : grass roots pressure and PAC money --
Shadow government : the power of staff --
The agenda game : speed, focus, and damage control --
The image game : scripting the video presidency --
The coalition game : the heart of governing --
The opposition game : fighting swapping, and remodeling --
The foreign policy game : bureaucratic tribal warfare --
The other foreign policy game : end runs and back channels --
Divided government : gridlock and the blame game --
Where's the majority party? : No longer the Democrats, not yet the Republicans --
Our political disconnect : campaigning vs. governing --
What is to be done?
Responsibility: Hedrick Smith.

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An analysis of how the American political system works, describes key players in action, and the new breed of winner with new sets of rules.

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